Frequently Asked Questions
Rates for Counselling
Payments can be made by cash, credit card or e-transfer at the time of your session.
Individual Counselling: The standard (1-hour) rate for individual counselling is $125.
Couples Counselling: The standard (1-hour) rate for couples counselling is $150.
Family Counselling: The standard (1-hour) rate for family counselling is $150.
Online Counselling: The standard (1-hour) rate for online counselling is $100. Typically online sessions work best for individual therapy rather than couple and family therapy. Please inquire.
Longer sessions may be available at an adjusted rate - please inquire.
Reduced rates may be available based on need. Contact me for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are sessions? - A standard session is 60 minutes (1 hour). 50 minutes for session, 10 minutes for processing and rebooking and session notes. Longer sessions may be available at an adjusted rate.
How frequent are sessions? - How often you wish to attend is up to you. Some clients like to begin with weekly and then switch to bi-weekly. Some clients prefer to start off bi-weekly and switch to monthly. Most times this decision is influenced on the presenting concerns.
Do you offer free consultations? - I do offer a brief (15-20 minute) phone conversation that provides the opportunity to ask questions of me and my approaches, as well as for us to discuss your concerns and hopes for therapy. Clients have found this helpful to determine if we may be a good fit or not.
What do I need to bring to session? - You don't often need to bring anything with you to session. At times I may ask you to bring a copy of the consent and intake forms that I provide to you. You are invited to bring any items that may help you to feel calm, grounded, secure, or comfortable (i.e. colouring book, tension ball, journal, fidget spinner, etc). For your initial session it may be helpful to bring with you some thoughts for goals of therapy and approaches that you have tried in the past. There may be times when we decide on an activity to complete between sessions as well.
Are services covered through Health Plan / Insurance? - Unfortunately at this time they are not covered by OHIP. They may be covered by some insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider if they cover services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist, or a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Please note that I am unable to direct bill your insurance at this time. You are responsible for paying the session fee at the time of the session and I will provide receipts with my registration information for you to submit to your insurance to be reimbursed.
Is your office accessible? - The office space in Vaughan is fully accessible. The front entrance has automatic doors with no steps, and the building is all one level. There are accessible parking spaces. The building also has accessible, gender neutral washrooms. The office in Sault Ste. Marie does have some stairs to climb one level. Unfortunately there is no elevator at this location.
What if we don't fit well together? - This is not something to be worried about telling me. Sometimes people just don't mesh well together. It is my goal to get you the services that you need. If you decided that I may not be the best therapist for you, I invite you to let me know. I will then work to provide you with a referral to another working professional that may fit better for you.